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The Inheritance of the Saints

Scripture Passage: 
Ephesians 1:15-19
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INTRODUCTION: Paul prayed for the Ephesians that the eyes of their understanding might be enlightened so that they might see, among other things, the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. One of the greatest blessings for which God’s people need to be thankful is their inheritance in Christ. But they cannot be thankful for what they cannot see. May the Lord enlighten your eyes today.

  1. THE PARTAKERS OF GOD’S INHERITANCE
    1. According to His Purpose (Ephesians 1:9-12)
    2. To Those Who have Trusted in Him (Ephesians 1:13-14)
    3. Made Heirs by the Justification of His Grace (Titus 3:7)
  2. OUR PARTNER IN GOD’S INHERITANCE
    1. As Joint-Heirs of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:16-18)
    2. By the Spirit of His Son (Galatians 4:4-7)
  3. THE PORTION OF OUR INHERITANCE
    1. Our Portion is the Lord (Psalm 16:5)
    2. Our Portion is Pleasant (Psalm 16:6)
    3. Our Portion is Particular to Us (Psalm 47:4)
  4. THE PRESERVATION OF OUR INHERITANCE
    1. Reserved in Heaven for Us (1 Peter 1:3-5)
    2. Able to Receive Deposits From Us (Matthew 6:19-20)
    3. Leads to Greater Devotion From Us (Matthew 6:21)
  5. THE LORD’S PORTION OF THE INHERITANCE
    1. The Lord’s Portion is His People (Deuteronomy 32:9)
    2. He is Taking a People for His Name (Acts 15:14)
    3. He Will Present it to Himself (Ephesians 5:25-27)

CONCLUSION: What does God get out of all His trouble? He gets you. You see a bit of the glorious inheritance God has for His saints. What kind of inheritance is He getting from you?

David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.